mloop a save.dat file

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mloop a save.dat file

Post#1 by Ed_P » 17 May 2014, 17:44

An observation:

mloop will not mount a save.dat file if the changes=EXIT: cheatcode is used. Even if the file is not the one specified with the cheatcode and has a different name. :no:

A feature or a shortcoming?
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Re: mloop a save.dat file

Post#2 by brokenman » 17 May 2014, 22:37

Interesting. mloop was written some time ago and probably needs updating but I don't think this is a coding problem. I would need to boot using this cheatcode to verify but i don't see why it would care about mounting a save.dat that isn't in use (or one that IS in use for that matter which may be a shortcoming).

It simply issues this command:

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mount -t auto -o loop /path/to/save.dat /mnt/loop
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Re: mloop a save.dat file

Post#3 by Ed_P » 18 May 2014, 04:23

Run as root.

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mloop  /mnt/sda5/porteus/changes/porteussave-b4.dat

using /dev/loop15

Please wait while i gather some info ....

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop15,
       missing codepage or helper program, or other error
       In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
       dmesg | tail  or so



 #################################
 Your data file has been mounted at: 
/mnt/loop

You can unmount it by typing uloop

Here is a list of the files:

In Always Fresh mode it runs fine.
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Re: mloop a save.dat file

Post#4 by fanthom » 18 May 2014, 08:52

you wont be able to mount save.dat if it was previously mounted by initrd (and this is the case for 'changes=EXIT:' cheat)
this is partially explained here:
viewtopic.php?f=53&t=2320&p=16125#p16093
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